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Community Builders

Community Builders colloaborates with communitys in "community assistance projects". Areas of assistance include: redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, transportation issues, housing issues, community and regional planning, and economic and policy analysis.

Geography:Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization, educational resource, training
Subtopic:data & analysis, surveys & analytic tools, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, local government, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:community development, community building, transportation, housing, planning, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska that provides information and assistance to rural communities regarding collaboration, leadership development, and strategic planning.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, technical assistance, training
Subtopic:community & capacity development, place making & destination development, Community Building,
Tags:community development, leadership, rural community, strategic planning

Idaho Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide, university-based organization which has been helping small businesses succeed. With six office locations throughout the state, each affiliated with one of Idaho's colleges or universities, the Idaho SBDC is uniquely positioned to serve as a focal point for linking together our partners from higher education, the private business community, and federal, state and local government.

Resource Type:information source, educational resource, technical assistance, training
Subtopic:business assistance, entrepreneurship & small business, marketing & assistance, Business & Economy,
Tags:information, small business, small business support, educational support, training opportunities

Montana Main Street Program

The Montana Main Street Program helps communities strengthen and preserve their historic downtown commercial districts by focusing on economic development, urban revitalization, and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design, and promotion.

Resource Type:information source, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, socio-economic & other data, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, local government, heritage & historic preservation, planning, development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy,
Tags:economic development, revitalization, planning, marketing and promotion, small business, historic preservation, community design

National Association of Development Organizations: Planning for Prosperity in Small Towns and Rural Regions.

In this site NADO provides publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on a variety of topics and themes including economic resilience, entrepreneurship, community engagement, downtown redevelopment, food systems, and other areas.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, training
Subtopic:planning, agriculture & food systems, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, entrepreneurship & small business, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, planning, resilience, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, community engagement, food systems, redevelopment

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP)

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) offers continuing training and certification surrounding the creative placemaking process.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:training, technical assistance
Subtopic:arts & culture, planning, community & capacity development, development & smart growth, redevelopment & revitalization, place making & destination development, collaboration & community engagement, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:creative placemaking, creative place making, community development, arts and culture, community engagement, community design, redevelopment, community revitalization

The New Local Activation Toolkit

From the introduction of The New Local Activation Toolkit: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused far- reaching social and economic impacts and immense challenges that have forced us to quickly alter the way we interacted with our cities, streets, neighbourhoods and public spaces. This has fundamentally challenged our sense of place and the foundations of public daily life.

It is anticipated that our cities, towns and neighbourhoods will experience ongoing repercussions of COVID-19, yet the extent of these are hard to envisage and understand today. One thing that is certain, however,

is that the pandemic has demonstrated incredible examples of community resilience, our ability to come together and keep each other safe, while also creatively enjoying ourselves in whatever way we can. It has also shifted our way of life to a more local scale, and we believe that this ‘New Local’ will be critical in refocusing the role and contribution of community, economic development and placemaking in building resilient cities, towns and neighbourhoods in a post-COVID-19 and climate change world.

We understand that the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 are still emerging
and have not been felt evenly across our communities and regions. Recognising the unique lived experiences, opportunities

and challenges of each place will be an important piece of the puzzle when planning for recovery. Furthermore, as we continue to re-emerge and plan for this recovery, it will be important to mobilise available information and expertise, authentically engage with local communities and leverage existing investment strategically to support capacity building and

amenity improvements, as well as identify creative ways in which to safely welcome communities to meet, socialise, shop and connect locally.

This is what the purpose of this Toolkit is – a guide beside and inspirational tool to kickstart your creative ideation process around ways to build back better by putting people, place and planet first. Alongside some actions specific to this ongoing recovery, this Toolkit also inspires an ongoing narrative around building stronger and more inclusive, regenerative and resilient places and communities. It draws on global examples but mostly focuses on Australian ones, some of which are specific to our ‘place’: Melbourne.

Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:educational resource, planning guide, training
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, arts & culture, local government,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, Local Development, community development, community engagement, community capitals

Northwest Community Development Institute

NWAF is a four and a half day training program that is designed for economic development professionals, community leaders and elected officials in the techniques of modern leadership and management of community development efforts.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:training
Subtopic:community & capacity development, Community Building,
Tags:economic development, community development, leadership

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

Founded in 1978, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.

RCAC’s work includes environmental infrastructure (water, wastewater and solid waste facilities); affordable housing developmenteconomic and leadership development; and community development finance.

Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, United States
Resource Type:training, consultant or business, finance, technical assistance
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, community & public health,
Tags:affordable housing, economic development, leadership, community development, finance, environmental health

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. Smart Growth America provides many difference resources including community toolkits, programs, webinars, and trainings related to Smart Growth design.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:training, information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, planning, community & capacity development, urban issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy